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Brand New 66 Plate Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI GT 4dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/boot open warning lightDriver alert system
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmLow washer fluid warning light
Multi function display colour screenMultifunction computer
Press and drive keyRemote boot release
Remote fuel flap releaseService interval indicator
Speed limiterWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external deviceComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
SD card slot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsAutomatic headlights
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome side sills
Chrome side window surroundsChrome surround for air intake
Coming/leaving home lighting functionElectric folding mirrors
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
Heated windscreen washer jetsRain sensor
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear head restraints
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation
4 boot load lashing points60/40 split folding rear seat
Driver's cushion tilt adjustEntry lights on doors
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front centre armrest with 12v socketFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seatsFront cupholders x2 with covers
Front door pocket bottle holdersHeated front seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelLeather gearknob
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingRear centre armrest with cupholder and storage
Storage compartment in driver's doorStorage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console
Storage pockets in backrests of front seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Variable boot floor 

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - Passat 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic Post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFirst aid kit
Front assist including city emergency brakingFront side airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivation systemPre crash system
Rear side airbagsWarning triangle

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless StartRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundPiano black centre console
White instrument dials 

Wheels

Full size alloy spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)109Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)57.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power120
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0713EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %85
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %87NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %66NCAP Safety Assist %76
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.8Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3600Engine Torque - LBS.FT185
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed128

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleOXFORDWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1456Length4767
Wheelbase2791Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight1990
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1152Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)586
Max. Loading Weight621Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1369No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Passat

The 1.6-litre TDI diesel might be the entry level engine in the Passat range but it doesn't constantly remind you of the fact. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

No, the 120PS 1.6-litre diesel engine under the bonnet of this Volkswagen Passat isn't the most inspirational powerplant, but the car is smooth, refined, beautifully finished and sensibly priced. Fuel economy of 70.6mpg ins't going to put a big dent in the budget either.

Background

It's one of the fundamentals of car buying. Never buy the entry-level version. It's the one that's had all the costs stripped out of it and is merely there as an artfully laid trap, suckering you into a dealership with its tempting price, only for a shiny-suited salesman to inform you that nobody will ever buy it off you when the time comes to sell and what you really need is several thousand pounds more expensive. We've had the opportunity to run the rule over the latest eighth-generation Passat range and it's true, you should definitely avoid the basic S model. But the entry-level engine? Well that's worth looking at. The 1.6-litre TDI diesel certainly has something to be said for it.

Driving Experience

While the 1.6 diesel does indeed have a lot to be said for it, straight line performance isn't really a big part of the appeal. It's not exactly glacial but you'll feel as if you're giving the engine a merciless whipping if you try to replicate Volkswagen's 10.8 second sprint to 62mph. With 120PS on tap and a respectable 250Nm of torque available from just 1,750rpm, the Passat doesn't need to be driven like a berserker to impress. Volkswagen has put a lot of budget into improving the refinement of this car and tickling around on the diesel's swell of torque - the tacho needle barely lifting above 2,000rpm - is the way to go. Volkswagen offers a choice of two transmissions with this car. The default option is a six-speed manual which is well-weighted and positive in its action and it's where most sales will go. Alternatively, there's a seven-speed DSG twin clutch box that works very well with the torque response of this four-cylinder engine but adds £1,600 to the asking price. At this end of the range, that's a significant proportion. The smaller the wheels you can specify on this car, the better the ride - and ride is what the Passat is all about. Start throwing 18-inch alloys onto it and you're really rather missing the point.

Design and Build

The difficulty in attracting buyers away from the likes of BMW and Audi is that you need your product to offer all the attractions of a BMW and Audi but at a more competitive price. That includes looking as expensive as these brands, which is something the Passat has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where the latest Passat looks sleek, chiselled and polished, with head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. In fact, the latest car is a touch shorter but both lower and wider than before and with 79mm more built into the wheelbase, there's more space in the cabin. The dashboard is a good deal more setsquare than before, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural' and now features a big central screen and a set of optional digital 'virtual' dials. The seats, as in most Volkswagens, initially feel unyielding but are supremely comfortable over longer distances. Three adults can fit in the back too. The boot measures an enormous 586-litres (up from 565) while the estate gets even more, with 650-litres available under the tonneau (up from 603).

Market and Model

Prices start at just over £22,000 for the 120PS diesel in S trim, but the value is in stepping up to the SE model. Stick with the S and you get brushed chrome dash inserts, keyless start, 16-inch alloy wheels, a leather-trimmed multifunction steering wheel, a 6.5-inch colour touch screen with DAB radio, Bluetooth and an SD card slot. The display can also read and send SMS messages if you've got an Android phone and the sound quality from the eight-speaker stereo's a lot better than most entry-level cars in this class. Drop the additional £1,100 to graduate to SE trim and this nets you 17-inch alloy wheels, a pair of brilliant ergoComfort front seats, a load-through rear bench, LED reading lights and door warning lights, the PreCrash occupant protection system, adaptive cruise control, parking sensors, automatic lights and wipers, and a whole host of other nice-to-haves. Estates tack another £1,500 onto the asking price of the four-door cars.

Cost of Ownership

The Passat 1.6 TDI's running costs look pretty good at first glance. How does combined cycle fuel economy of 70.6 grab you? That's what's on offer with the lower trim grades, the 18-inch wheels of the Passat GT dropping that to 67.3mpg. If that's still not good enough, ask your dealer about the BlueMotion version which lifts economy to 76.3mpg. Emissions are rated at 95g/km for the BlueMotion and 106g/km for the entry-level Passat S in manual guise. Go for the DSG box and that nudges emissions down to 103g/km. Used car industry experts CAP Monitor have also advocated strongly for the Passat's predicted residual values. The 1.6-litre TDI is sure to be popular with both private and fleet buyers, but it's doubtful that oversupply will saturate the market.

Summary

The Volkswagen Passat has long been in the perfect position to capture sales of those who don't want a mainstream badge, but can't justify the expense of one of the premium German marques. The car's problem in recent years has been that the once-huge gulf between the blue collar badges and the German blue-bloods has been squeezed. The eighth generation Passat has Volkswagen staking out its turf in quite emphatic style. The 1.6-litre TDI engine isn't hugely inspiring and Volkswagen freely admits that most customers will step up to the equally economical 150PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel. If you don't need the additional grunt of the bigger engine, there's a lot to like with this car, with the SE trim looking especially good value. Overall, it's fair to say that Volkswagen is very strongly placed here.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
90%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
80%
Economy
100%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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Representative finance example
Monthly payment£259
Deposit£2984.89
Term (months)49
Cash price£21,995
Credit amount£19,010.11
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,125
Total amount payable£25,551.89
Contract mileage24000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
APRFixed 6.1% APR representative

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